Cray announced today that the Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology [JAIST] has put the country’s first XT5 supercomputer into production. The new system features Cray’s new ECOphlex liquid-cooling technology as well as 11 times the compute capacity of the previous, XT3, machine.
The most important reason for our introduction of the new Cray XT5 supercomputer was our need to improve operating efficiency — not to mention our need to streamline the research environment,” said Teruo Matsuzawa, Ph.D., director of the JAIST Center for Information Science. “Cray’s liquid-cooling technology is the best match for these needs and sits well with our principle of willingly evaluating state-of-the-art technologies. We plan to leverage the XT5 to its fullest potential as the main system for our R&D in various disciplines.”
The new machine contains 2,048 cores of AMD Shanghai silicon and 48TBs of memory in three cabinets. For more info on the install, read the full release here.